WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead on Monday for one of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies, allowing his administration to implement a rule denying legal permanent residency to certain immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance in the future.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31!
The Washington State Fair Foundation's Blue Ribbon Scholarships are now open for 2020 applications. A wide variety of scholarships are available to Washington state students.
The Washington State Fair Foundation is pleased to present over $100,000 in scholarship opportunities to students residing in Washington State this year.
The Blue Ribbon Scholarship Program is made possible through the generosity of the Foundation’s donors. Since the inception of the program in 1991, over $1,400,000 in awards have been distributed and have provided a "fair chance" at a college education. As support of the program has grown, so have the opportunities for students. We are now pleased to offer scholarships to students statewide.
View the scholarships here.
The report is available online here.
The full report is also available online here.
Why This Study Is Important
Across the country, mergers and acquisitions in the hospital industry are reducing competition between local rival hospitals and conferring additional clout to regional and national hospital systems as these systems grow in size and dominance. Strong empirical evidence shows this increased market power enables hospitals to negotiate higher prices. While proponents of hospital mergers often assert that consolidation can also improve quality of care, the limited evidence on this point is mixed and derived primarily from studies examining a narrow set of quality measures for specific acquisitions and for merger activity occurring two decades ago. This study is the first systematic assessment of a broader range of quality impacts on hospitals acquired in a comprehensive set of recent mergers. Its findings belie the claims that hospital consolidation improves quality of care.
What This Study Found
Article courtesy of NIHCM.
The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
What is happening?
On January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in Washington state.
The patient recently returned from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, where an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December.
2019 novel coronavirus is concerning because it’s a new strain and can cause pneumonia.
County Confirmed cases
Close contacts being monitored: 16
How is it spread?
Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
Symptoms of coronavirus may include:
If you have been notified by public health authorities that you might have been exposed, please follow instructions provided by your Local Health Department.
How can people protect themselves?
There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following:
There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms, including:
Information is from the DoH website.
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